G. Milton Wing Lecture

Sprawl and other dispersion metrics

Moon Duchin, Tufts University

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
11:05 AM - 12:05 PM
116 Wilmot Hall

I’ll define a statistic called the “sprawl” of a metric measure space which quantifies the degree of rapid, homogeneous spreading out that is characteristic of trees. Related statistics come up across geometry, in group theory, in category theory, and in applications from biodiversity to gerrymandering. In this talk I’ll spend some time on examples from convex geometry.

Event contact: michael dot gage at rochester dot edu